benefits of cleaning plaque

Why Plaque Needs to be Cleaned

Do you know why plaque needs to be cleaned from your teeth each day? Do you know that your teeth are essential for everyday tasks we might take for granted like talking or eating? Well, it’s true! Part of taking care of your teeth includes the need to remove plaque from your teeth.

Our doctors, Drs. Ball and Dr. Broadbent understand the importance of plaque removal to keep your smile clean. That is why, our team at Dental Center in Orem, Utah, encourages you to brush twice a day and floss at least once per day to keep your oral health in check. To help you understand more about plaque, our team is happy to share some information with you on the subject.

Plaque is a very sticky film that contains many bad bacteria’s that appears on your teeth after you eat or drink foods. When left ignored, plaque can cause bacteria to leak into your tooth enamel and gums, which leads to tartar buildup. The problem with tartar buildup is that your dentist is the only one who can remove it. Plaque and tartar create cavities when untreated, which can rot your teeth out and lead to gum disease. That is why it is crucial to remove plaque at least twice a day.

If you have questions about your teeth or need help to remove tartar and other bacteria from your smile, please call us today at 801.224.6165 to make an appointment. Our friendly and professional dental team is happy to assist you with any of your oral health care needs.